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Hope for Holly

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25562650_1511375753.6104_funddescriptionHolly is my vibrant 8 yr old daughter that suffered an aneurysm and then it caused a seizure. She had to have CPR preformed twice and there was minimal pulse for a few minutes. She was care flighted out to Children's hospital here in Dallas. When she got here, it was touch and go and her chances were unknown. She managed to pull through like the fighter she is. They did an emergency stent to drain fluid and reduce swelling in her brain. She was medically paralyzed and had a number of medications to help control her blood pressure. Her lungs and heart are weak and she has a breathing tube and will for a few days. After weaning her off certain medications were were able to see if she could respond. We didn't know if she was still in there but she is!! She has kept herself stable enough for 3D scans of her brain and a look into what to do next. The CAT scans showed she has a cluster of abnormal vessels at the base of her brain that need to be dealt with. Right now we are taking it one small step at a time and are greatful that our sweet Holly is still here with us.
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Now that the IV infusion is over and my nerves are calm, I want to say thank you to everyone that made this possible for Holly. We don't know what the outcome will be but you all gave her a chance. Thank you for everyone that prayed for her, donated to her fund, and everything else you have done for our family. We still have one more shot in about 5 months and hopefully by then we would have seen some progress. I want to hug everyone for giving my baby a chance and for giving us some hope. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.
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Holly update: after talking with the Dr back and forth we are able to get the stem cells flown in this weekend and administer them this Monday! I was talking to him about my concerns with her traveling and he called me back and let me know that they are willing to come to her and administer them in her room to make her more comfortable! I don't want to get my hopes up but any positive change is worth it. It will take a few months to see improvement if any but at least we are trying. ❤️
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Hi everyone,
I wanted to start off and say thank you for everyone's help. Holly is getting better day by day but progress is slow. But like I say everyday, " Progress is progress, we aren't going backwards and the worst is over." We have been looking into stem cell treatments and we found one that could be hopeful and possibly helpful for her. Yesterday I had a meeting with the stem cell doctor close to home and they are willing and excited to work with Holly. He explained in many fancy words but to summarize it, we will use stem cells from umbilical cords and made in California. They will be shipped to Dallas and a medicine will be sprayed up her nose to open up some pathways and the rest will be through IV infusion. We were going to use a different method to open up her blood vessels in her brain but with her case of MRSA it is too dangerous that way. So using the nose option is a way they administer for kiddos with special needs. He suggests 2 treatments ( each $10000.0 ) but at the moment we will only do one and see if there is any improvement. If there is we are going to go for the second treatment. We really don't want to get really hopeful but we need to try anything for her. I personally want to say thank you to everyone because if it weren't for you all, we wouldn't have the funds to even try. I know that we are going to need more treatments in the future but right now this is what we are going to try. Holly is focusing more and definitely is more vocal and can breath on her own for longer periods of time. The goal is to get her better and give her a shot at life again. I honestly can't say thank you enough for all of yall's kindness. Thank you.
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Hi everyone,
I know it's been a long while since I've put an update up but life can get hectic so I apologize. As of right now, we are lowering Hollys oxygen intake and hopefully within the next few months we can get her off the ventilator. She has her good days and bad but we haven't had to go to the hospital for any set backs so that's always positive. We are trying her speaking valve today and let's see what she does. At times I feel her closer to me and it gives me hope. Therapy is going well so we are just hoping her little brain kicks it in gear. Maybe I can get a video of her making sounds for the first time! Again, thank you for everything and the prayers and support. Our goal is to hopefully get her some stem cell therapy and eventually once she is off completely from the ventilator oxygen hyperbaric treatment that is close to home. We are gonna try whatever we can to give this girl a chance and get our baby back. Again thank you for everything.
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